Rashford Scores Winner On 100th EPL Appearance
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford scored on his 100th English Premier League appearance on Sunday to secure a 1-0 win over hosts Leicester City.
The victory kept interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dream start going at his old club.
Having missed a simple header early on, Rashford made up for it in the eighth minute when he latched onto a lovely dink from Paul Pogba over the Leicester City defence.
The England international then smashed the ball past Kasper Schmeichel from close range.
The victory moved Manchester United onto 48 points, two adrift of Chelsea in fourth place, while Leicester City stayed 11th on 32 points.
Twenty-one-year-old Rashford is the youngest player to reach a century of top-flight appearances for Manchester United since Ryan Giggs in December 1993.
He and Pogba have been in superb form since former Manchester United favourite Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.
The manager has now guided the club to nine wins and a draw in all competitions.
After being second best in the first half, Leicester City came roaring back in the second, and should have equalised.
Jamie Vardy’s 61st minute overhead volley was clawed away by David de Gea, and Rachid Ghezzal’s 77th minute free kick was flying in before the Spanish goalkeeper tipped it over.
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